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Mini star ejects mega flares

Mini star ejects mega flares

GREENBELT, Md., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- NASA's Swift satellite spotted a series of massive solar solar flares erupting from a dim red dwarf about a third the size of the sun.
Brooks Hays
Antarctic ice loss responsible for measurable shift in gravity

Antarctic ice loss responsible for measurable shift in gravity

MUNICH, Germany, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- New satellite data confirms that ice melting in Antarctica is affecting the strength of Earth's gravity.
Brooks Hays
600-year-old canoe discovered in New Zealand

600-year-old canoe discovered in New Zealand

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- A pair of new studies are finally helping to explain how people of East Polynesia made their way to New Zealand during the 13th century.
Brooks Hays
Tiny zooplankton influence ocean currents

Tiny zooplankton influence ocean currents

PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 30 (UPI) -- New research suggests the collective movement of zooplankton like brine shrimp, or Sea-Monkeys, can drive ocean currents.
Brooks Hays
Thailand trains taste-testing robots to be food snobs

Thailand trains taste-testing robots to be food snobs

BANGKOK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- To curb the proliferation of inauthentic Thai food, government officials have enlisted the help of taste-testing robots.
Brooks Hays
WWF: 40 years later, half the wildlife

WWF: 40 years later, half the wildlife

WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- In the last 40 years, half of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and birds have disappeared, according to a new World Wildlife Fund report.
Brooks Hays
NASA photos show Aral Sea is now just a sliver

NASA photos show Aral Sea is now just a sliver

ASTANA, Kazakhstan, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- New photos from NASA are showing the Aral Sea as just a sliver with the entire basin diminished as a result of a Soviet-era irrigation diversion project.
Aileen Graef
Social network Ello getting thousands of requests per hour

Social network Ello getting thousands of requests per hour

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Social media network Ello is getting 31,000 requests per hour to join its network.
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Apple releases fix for 'Shellshock' virus

Apple releases fix for 'Shellshock' virus

CUPERTINO, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Apple releases a fix to stop the "Shellshock" virus.
Heather Records
Study: dolphins attracted to magnets

Study: dolphins attracted to magnets

PORT-SAINT-PERE, France, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Dolphins sensitive to the presence of magnets, say researchers in France. It's the first study prove that dolphins are magnetosensitive, or magnetoreceptive.
Brooks Hays
Windows 9 expected to be previewed Tuesday after leaks get the jump on Microsoft

Windows 9 expected to be previewed Tuesday after leaks get the jump on Microsoft

SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- With Windows 8 debuting to mixed reviews, Microsoft is expected to reveal new details about the latest upgrade, Windows 9, at a "'technical preview" on Tuesday.
Matt Bradwell
Report links California drought, climate change

Report links California drought, climate change

STANFORD, Calif., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The unprecedented and ongoing drought that has stifled California for almost two years now is likely influenced by manmade climate change.
Brooks Hays
India's Mars Orbiter spots dust storm in Martian surface photo

India's Mars Orbiter spots dust storm in Martian surface photo

NEW DELHI, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- India's Mars Orbiter Mission began orbiting the Red Planet only a few days ago, but it has already captured some stunning images of the cold, ferrous sphere.
Brooks Hays
Mount St. Helens shows signs of awakening

Mount St. Helens shows signs of awakening

OLYMPIA, Wash., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Mount St. Helens is showing signs of reawakening as a preamble to erupting, reports the USGS 10 years after the last sign of volcanic activity.
Aileen Graef
Dinosaurs of the land and sea likely faced off, predator versus predator

Dinosaurs of the land and sea likely faced off, predator versus predator

KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A new dino discovery, a tooth lodged in an ancient dinosaur thighbone, suggests land and sea predators may have faced off regularly.
Brooks Hays
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